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Best Comedy & Stand-up in Hartford

David Sedaris at Mortensen Hall - Bushnell Theatre

David Sedaris

David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated humorist, writer, comedian, bestselling author, and radio contributor. Much of his humor is drawn from his unconventional North Carolina upbringing, his varied stream of odd-jobs (Christmas elf at Macy's, anyone?) and plays to his self-deprecating strengths, and now often concerns his life today in France with his partner.

Jim Jefferies at Mohegan Sun Arena

Jim Jefferies

Australian comedian, Jim Jefferies is heading on his 'Give Em What They Want' tour! Regarded as one of the fastest-rising stars in the comedy world, his shockingly charming style has made him one of the most sought-after comics on the world stage. Jim gets away with jokes that most comedians wouldn't touch due to his ability to both charm and offend the crowd in equal measure.

Anjelah Johnson at Funny Bone Comedy Club

Anjelah Johnson

She's a Mexican Native-American actress, comedienne, and former NFL cheerleader (yes, really!). Perhaps it's this varied career path that makes it so easy for Anjelah Johnson to slip into different comedy roles - the most notable being disgruntled fast food worker Bon Qui Qui. Comedy meets music in the able hands of the MadTV alumnus Johnson.

Ryan Hamilton at Belding Theater

Ryan Hamilton

Ryan Hamilton is a comedian famous for his 'nice guy' face. His innocent looks, as well as his life as a single man who enjoys indulging in skydiving and riding hot air balloons, are all part of his act, executed with hilarity. Since the start of his career in the early noughties, Hamilton has been named as one of Rolling Stone's Five Comics to Watch as well as appearing on popular shows including 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,' 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' and 'Last Comic Standing.'

A Drag Queen Christmas at Toyota Oakdale Theatre

A Drag Queen Christmas

The all-star queens of Logo TV's RuPaul's Drag Race are coming to save your Christmas and this year is even more speical, marking the 10th anniversary! Featuring all your favorite stars singing seasonal classics, new and old, A Drag Queen Christmas is guaranteed to get you in the naughty holiday spirit. So dig out your glad rags and prepare to sashay straight to this once-a-year spectacular!

Michael Blackson at Funny Bone Comedy Club

Michael Blackson

Michael Blackson has been named as one of the most original stand-up comics in the country after making a name for himself in Ice Cube's hit comedy film, 'Next Friday'. Having been inspired by the incredible Eddie Murphy, the African king of comedy has been entertaining audiences all over the world for more than a decade!

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